Motorcyclists honor sheriff’s sergeant killed in crash

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By Daniel Laverty

Hundreds of motorcyclists rode through Coal Creek Canyon on Sunday to remember Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin.


Baldwin died Jan. 26 after being struck by a wrong-way driver on Colorado 93.

“(Baldwin) will be remembered for his love of family, his duty to service and his dedication to this community,” Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink said. 

The inaugural MC-1 Honor Run started at Columbine High School and led motorcyclists through Coal Creek Canyon, concluding at Bandimere Speedway. MC-1 was Baldwin’s dispatch ID number and was used during radio communication. 

Baldwin, a 27-year veteran of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, was also a military veteran with the U.S. Air Force. He supervised the sheriff’s motorcycle unit and was a well-known expert on motorcycle safety.

He had been awarded the Sheriff’s Star in 2013 for his work during last year’s flooding in Coal Creek Canyon.

The money raised this year will benefit the Baldwin family. In the future, the event will raise money to support the families of fallen officers.

For more information, visit www.rememberbaldwin

— Daniel Laverty